“Because of the Lords faithful love we do not perish, for his mercies never end. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!” Lamentations 3:22-23
As the name suggests, the book of Lamentations in the Old Testament might be a bit of a downer. But even amid all the despair and confusion, a glimmer of truth and hope emerges. Right in the middle of this book, we find a powerful declaration of God’s faithfulness.
Amidst great distress and sorrow, the author boldly proclaims the unwavering faithfulness of God. Despite circumstances that could have consumed His people, is the recognition that it is through the Lords loyal love that they are not destroyed. God’s love is an unceasing source of provision, protection, and preservation. Moreover, God’s compassion is new every morning. His mercies are not depleted or exhausted. Instead, each day brings a fresh outpouring. No matter how challenging yesterday may have been, we can wake up to the assurance that God’s faithfulness accompanies us into a new day.
The faithfulness of God is not contingent upon our circumstances or our faithfulness to Him. It is rooted in His unchanging character and steadfast love. His faithfulness endures because of who He is, not what we have or haven’t done. In times of abundance and scarcity, joy and sorrow, victory and defeat, God stands with us, faithful in love and mercy.
The same God who remained faithful to His people in the past is the same God we can trust today. His faithfulness is the anchor for our souls, grounding us in hope and sustaining us through life’s storms. Let us embrace the truth of God’s faithfulness. May we meditate on His Word and recall His past faithfulness. As we do so, let us trust Him, knowing His faithfulness will guide us, protect us, and lead us into a future filled with His goodness and love.